Lauren, Assistant Program Manager for HealthySteps to Wellness, found her motivation for her career in wellness growing up right here in the Bay Area (San Carlos, CA). She helped develop health education curriculum for the Department of Pediatrics/Disease Prevention group in a multi-disciplinary team performing community-based intervention trials for overweight children and their families prior to joining HIP in 2012. Lauren received a Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Park Management at California State University, Sacramento. She is a devoted year-round hiker, and is certified from the Professional Climbing Instructor Association. Climb on!